Follow Us: Visit The Upshot on Facebook Visit The Upshot on Twitter Follow The Upshot via RSS Get the Upshot in your Inbox The Upshot By NATE COHN JULY 27, 2018 Republicans have been the party of the rich and Democrats the party of the poor for about as long as political scientists have collected data on American elections. That might not be quite so true anymore, at least among white voters. Hillary Clinton won the nation’s richest and most exclusive neighborhoods by a wide margin in the 2016 presidential election, according to an Upshot analysis of election results from Ryne Rohla of Washington State University and census data. And Donald J. Trump fared significantly better than Mitt Romney in the white districts that were the least affluent and least educated. How the vote in white neighborhoods changed, by income Representing precincts where at least 90 percent of the voting-age population is white. Whether Democrats can continue to … [Read more...] about Precinct Data Shows Rich, White Neighborhoods Flipping Democratic in 2016. Will It Last?
KAKUMA, Kenya — Under a thatched-roof shed at the edge of northwest Kenya, Achayo Loum logs on to her laptop to tackle the day’s assignment: writing a college essay on counterfeiting in the fashion industry.The unrelenting equatorial sun scorches from above, and an explosion of chatter from shops just beyond a grove of spindly trees briefly breaks her focus. On nearby rutted dirt roads, women teeter along, balancing water jugs on their heads. A constant parade of honking motorcycle taxi drivers, carrying passengers, broken bicycles, and whatever else fits on the back seat, weaves past white United Nations vans, kicking up waves of dust. Children, many in threadbare clothes, skip down rocky alleyways and boot soccer balls into rusty, netless goals. But Loum, 35, is undeterred by the din.She is determined to escape the Kakuma Refugee Camp, her home for the past 18 years. It is one of the world’s largest havens for the dispossessed and stateless, a metropolis of … [Read more...] about An education in hope
Cybersecurity The October 10 breakfast series panel was moderated by Holland and Hart Associate Claire Rosston. Data breaches are on the rise, with 780 reported in 2015 and 1,093 in 2016, according to Identity Theft Resource Center and CyberScout. Globally, the attacks are costing us hundreds of billions of dollars every year, with experts estimating a cost of $6 trillion a year by 2021. Many of the attacks are targeting small businesses. The biggest breach in the news lately has been the one at Equifax, where hackers accessed the personal information of 143 million Americans. Exposed data included names, social security numbers, birth dates, addresses and driver’s license numbers. Attacks like these can destroy the breached companies, especially if they’re not prepared. There are important things small businesses can do to prevent and minimize damage from cyberattacks. On Oct. 10, the Idaho Business Review took advantage of National Cyber Security Awareness Month to bring … [Read more...] about Breakfast Series report: Data security
Down a dusty driveway in what’s left of the Forbes Park neighborhood, a disaster clean-up volunteer spotted an American flag still hanging from its pole. The flag’s owner hadn’t been able to take it down before the Spring Creek fire forced her to evacuate. The Forbes Park resident asked Team Rubicon, an international nonprofit disaster clean-up group brought in by Costilla County to clear the roads of fallen trees, if its volunteers could keep an eye out for the flag. “It was just singed on the edges and a little dirty,” Team Rubicon training lead Mark Ambrose said. “She was happy to have it back… Her father was a Korean War veteran. His flag was inside the home and did not survive the fire.” Team Rubicon started in 2010 when two Marines put together a group of veterans, first responders and medical professionals to provide recovery help after the devastating earthquake in Haiti. It quickly became a go-to organization for … [Read more...] about In the aftermath of the Spring Creek fire, an international charity is helping recover a little bit of hope
Brian Edwards Montgomery Advertiser Published 8:22 p.m. UTC Jul 30, 2018 City leaders and citizens can look forward to a more accurate scope of the city's $12 million in paving needs after a high-tech survey company wrapped up its work this weekend. Montgomery announced last week that it had partnered with Pittsburgh-based Roadbotics to analyze some of the city's worst roads to improve upon their binary system of road rating. The new analysis will rate about 200 miles of road. Officials hope the new technology will make picking roads for repair less subjective as budget talks draw near and the annual tussle over paving needs begins. "We have been making a really big effort toward open data and smart cities initiatives and things that can help us with our operations, things that can inform us maybe a little better," said Chris Conway, director of public works. The road survey will accompany a slate of other data portals on the city's website. Conway said … [Read more...] about City hopes $12 million in paving needs can be managed with high-tech solution